Man hit by train in serious condition

TIPP CITY, Ohio (WDTN) – A man hit by a train was taken to a local hospital by Careflight Thursday evening.

Deputies say a 26-year-old Tipp City man was walking the tracks northbound near Crane Road when a train coming southbound sounded its horn.

Authorities say the man moved toward the east side rail of the tracks, but not completely off the tracks.  The train then hit him, knocking him off of the rails.

According to deputies, the engineer called 911 just before 9 p.m.

Careflight was called to scene to take him to a local hospital where deputies say he’s in serious condition.

Upon further investigation of the tracks, police found a cell phone and wireless bluetooth headphones with beer cans around the area.

Deputies say the man is facing trespassing charges and could face civil penalties from CSX, the train operator, for stopping the train. provides commenting to allow for constructive discussion on the stories we cover. In order to comment here, you acknowledge you have read and agreed to our Terms of Service. Commenters who violate these terms, including use of vulgar language or racial slurs, will be banned. Please be respectful of the opinions of others and keep the conversation on topic and civil. If you see an inappropriate comment, please flag it for our moderators to review.

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